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Non-dairy products, especially nut milk, have been growing in popularity. For 2018, more nut milk yogurts, such as almond and cashew, will hit the shelves. Several companies have been working on improving the tastes of these non-dairy yogurts so that they are equally tasty and healthy. If nut milk is not for you, you might also notice an increase in coconut milk yogurts.


9 Science-Based Health Benefits of Almond Milk-

Low in Calories.
Low in Sugar. Unsweetened varieties of almond milk are very low in sugar.
High in Vitamin E.
A Good Source of Calcium.
Often Enriched with Vitamin D.
Naturally Lactose-Free.
Dairy-Free and Vegan.
Low in Phosphorus, With a Moderate Amount of Potassium.
Very easy to add to your diet

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You CAN lead a horse to water but you CAN’T make him drink.
Camels can go several days without drinking. Once water becomes available, they drink only to replenish what they lost.
Furthermore, during the winter, only camels’ food provides water.
Although people are told to drink roughly 64 to 80 ounces a day of water, most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.
Simply, too much is too much.
KOSA Acupuncture recommends not to drink water unless you are thirsty.

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Calcium rich foods that AREN’T dairy!! 🥛 •seaweeds, such as kelp, hijiki, and wakame
•nuts and seeds, including pistachio, sesame, almonds, and hazelnuts
•dandelion leaves
•many fortified breakfast cereals
•many drinks, including soy milk and a variety of fruit juices are fortified with calcium.

Crushed eggshells contain calcium and can be ground into a powder and added to food and drink.

Calcium is a chemical element that is essential for living organisms, including humans. It is the most abundant mineral in the body and vital for good health.

How much calcium should I consume each day?
According to the Institute of Medicine (IoM), we should consume calcium daily at the following amounts:

age 1-3 years: 700 milligrams (mg) per day
age 4-8 years: 1,000 mg per day
age 9-18 years: 1,300 mg per day
age 19-50 years: 1,000 mg per day
breast-feeding or pregnant teenager: 1,000 mg per day
breast-feeding or pregnant adult: 1,000 mg per day
age 51-70 years (male): 1,000 mg per day
age 51-70 years (female): 1,200 mg per day
age 71+ years: 1,200 mg per day.

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A general term used to describe any type of therapy that utilizes breathing exercises to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health. Many forms of breathwork therapy exist today. Each has its own unique methods of using breath for healing purposes. It draws from Eastern practices like yoga and Tai Chi while incorporating Western psychotherapy techniques. To bring about self-awareness, breathwork can include elements of talk therapy, breathing exercises, art, music, and bodywork. This therapy can be used with individuals, couples, and groups. It should be facilitated by a certified professional.


In general, the goal of any breathwork therapy is to support people in achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and capacity for self-healing. It also helps people work toward overall improvement in mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Breathwork therapists, or Breathworkers as they are sometimes called, guide participants through various therapeutic breathing techniques.

Breathwork therapy is thought to benefit people experiencing issues such as:

Chronic pain
Anger issues
Trauma and posttraumatic stress
Grief and loss
Emotional effects of physical illness

There are several kinds of breathwork therapy available today. Find one that works for you.


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The Snake Plant cleans air better than most other indoor plants as it has the ability to absorb excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. Additionally, it emits oxygen and filters other toxins from the air such as benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde. When placed in office and home spaces Snake Plants can assist in increasing productivity, decreasing stress, fostering happy vibes and enriching overall well-being and health.


Does not need a lot of water. So a good watering once a week will suffice. It is important not to over water, so always feel the soil with your fingers and only when it is dry water it again.


Ideal Light Conditions for Sansevieria/Snake Plants:


These plants will appreciate a light area, but can survive in very low light conditions. They can tolerate from low light areas to bright light areas. They are also often used outdoors in shady spaces and are very adaptable to most conditions.


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Facts About Hugging:

Here are some interesting facts about hugging and hug therapy!


People spend an average of one hour each month hugging. Considering an average hug is 10 seconds long, this is a lot of hugs. A full body hug effectively stimulates your nervous system; therefore, combats fear, decreases the feelings of loneliness, increase self-esteem, defuses tension and improves appreciation.


Children who are not hugged show a delay in walking, talking and reading. Giving a quick hug has immeasurable and instant health benefits like lowering heart rate, calming the mind and generating an upbeat mood. Hugging helps the person receiving it as well as the giver to reveal the reciprocal nature of touching. Touch is a universal language that can communicate love and emotions with precision the world over. Helps balance white cells production by stimulating your thymus gland and activating the Solar Plexus Chakra. Hugging cultivates your patience and showing of appreciation.


A study showed that touch can reveal underlying emotions like love, fear, anger, gratitude, disgust and sympathy accurately to about 83%. Give Hug Therapy a Try! The next time you’re feeling stressed out, down or anxiety is getting the best of you, give hug therapy a try. Give your loved one, pet or even a stuffed animal a big hug and relieve your stress and tension!

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Intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) therapy are efficient, easy ways to administer vitamins and nutrients to achieve health goals, whether that be recovering from acute illness, treating chronic disease, or improving well-being in the moment.


Advantages of IV and IM therapy:


Improved energy Reduced frequency and duration of illness/cough/cold/flu Boosted nutrient status Improved efficacy of medications, chemotherapy, or other natural treatments Fast recovery time from athletic events, hangovers, and travel/work

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A patients shares her amazing self-healing experience in KOSA Acupuncture.

The initial goals of her visits were to get improvements on Poor digestion, Gluten allergy, Hair loss, Sinusitis, Neck pain, Shoulder pain, Low back pain and Both knees pains.
Because she hadn't even imagined her scoliosis could be helped by KOSA Acupuncture, she didn't even mention it to Master Kim.
Nevertheless, as her conditions were getting improved she saw the light at the end of the tunnel and she asked Master Kim if he could help her with her scoliosis still doubting it could be possible at all.
Master Kim answered "Of course, Yes."

She has learned that her back has been being straightened every time she gets treatment beyond her imagination and expectation.

Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe.

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Hypnosis is a gentle, safe, and highly-effective method used to relax and focus the mind in creative, positive, and purposeful ways. Hypnosis is not a sleep state, nor are you unconscious in hypnosis. You remain in complete control at all times. You do not reveal secrets or say or do anything you would not normally say or do while you are awake. You remain aware of everything said and presented to you. You are free to share as much, or as little, as you like—the choice is yours. Hypnosis is not mind control, nor is it a technique used to allow one person to exert their will over another person. Hypnosis is a pleasant, natural, and relaxed state of mind, body and emotions. This natural, balanced state, called hypnosis, is highly supportive for creating and establishing positive change, health, healing, and transformation.


Holistic Hypnotherapy is especially helpful for:


Emotional and mental stressHypnotherapy Holistic image
Weight loss
Quitting smoking
Inner healing
Self-image and body-image
Letting go of the past
Performance enhancement
Fears and phobias
Improving health
Deepening the healing process
Life change and transition
Experiencing inner peace and acceptance
Anger management
Addictions of all kinds
Insomnia and sleeplessness
Worry and control
Self-exploration and self-awareness
Behavior patterns
Confidence and positive expectation


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Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.


The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.

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Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that may help reduce stress and contribute to overall wellbeing. ... Shiatsu can be used in the treatment of a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal, and emotional conditions. It is thought to reduce muscle stiffness, stimulate the skin, aid digestion, and influence the nervous system.


Shiatsu is based on traditional Japanese massage therapy. Shiatsu works with the body's energy flow, known as Ki or Qi (pronounced chee). It uses acupressure to release tension and bring balance to the body. It can help to lift your mood and make you feel relaxed.

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Monsanto has been and will be continuing to attack us with GMOs, Roundup (glyphosate), and other toxic poisonous chemicals of Saccharin, PCBs, Polystyrene, Nuclear Weapons, DDT, Dioxin, Agent Orange, Petroleum-Based Fertilizers, Aspartame and Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). KOSA Acupuncture in Gaithersburg is pleasant to present the possible dangers of GMOs and Monsanto. Don’t lock the stable door after the horse is stolen!

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OMT involves moving your muscles and joints with stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance. It can be used with other forms of medical care, such as medications or surgery, to help you recover from illness and injury and reduce pain. OMT can help to prevent more injury to your musculoskeletal system.


OMT can help people of all ages and backgrounds. The treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility.


Benefits of OMT:
Sinus disorders.
Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Menstrual pain.

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Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities. Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders.


Pet therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet can help many physical and mental issues. It can help reduce blood pressure and improve overall cardiovascular health. It can also release endorphins that produce a calming effect.

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'The problem is: You think you have time...'
-Jack Kornfield
When I quit my corporate career in back in 2016, it actually wasn't to launch my coaching business. 
Not because I didn't want to be a coach... I'd been training to coach and daydreaming about coaching and wishing it was possible for me for about 14yrs by then. 
I just didn't know it was an option, because I hadn't deprogrammed the specific Survival Meaning that was crushing that dream. 
So why did I quit, then?
Because I was already in my 30s, and I hadn't ticked a single thing off my (real) bucket list.
Sure I'd done a few fun things in my time - backpacked around various parts of the world, worked hilarious jobs, flown a stunt plane, yada yada yada...
But the REAL bucket list? That had the big stuff on it.
Publish a novel.
Travel the world with no budget and no time restraints.
Live in a ski resort so I could snowboard every day.
Be my own boss.
Stop hating and bullying myself.
All stuff I didn't believe was possible, and had no idea how to do, but was terrified of dying without achieving. 
My theory at the time was 'You can't get to a happy destination on an unhappy journey', so even if I lost everything in the pursuit, it was still a better outcome than guaranteeing failure by staying in a job I hated, in a country I didn't want to be in, slowly growing tumours from the stress of my awful choices.
So the real reason I finally leapt was because I didn't perceive any other way out. 
I reasoned: 'If I spend all my savings doing things I actually love, maybe my health and focus will improve to the point where I can find a way to survive that doesn't make me sick.'
Pretty low standard, hey. 
True story: the day after I quit I saw an ad for a writer's retreat in Bali. They promised military-grade support to ensure you completed the first draft of your novel in under a month. It cost a third of everything I had to my name to be there, but everything in my body screamed 'this is the next step.'
I panicked, I asked everyone I could find's permission (and some were seriously against it), I negotiated, I paced, I talked myself in and out of it, I lay awake at night over it. I was nauseated by it. 
But I did it. And you know what that retreat got me?
A completed novel.
A phenomenal mentor.
My deepest bullets extracted.
A successful coaching business.
A view into a world I never realized existed.
Ongoing support.
Incredible friends. 
Once in a lifetime experiences.
And I lost a fight with a monkey.
Worth it? 
(Even the fight - the money only got away with my water bottle and the bite didn't get infected.)
So here's the point.
You might live to be a hundred. 
Or this year might be your last.
I don't know. You don't know. Nobody knows.
So what's on your REAL bucket list?
What will you be so goddamn gutted you missed out on if you are outta time?
What dreams have you suppressed, written off, given up on, let go of, that if you're honest - are still a splinter in your brain?
Because it's all possible. 
It was always possible.
You just got distracted by your autopilot taking you through a series of familiar life-tasks.
You know we can change the programming, right?
You know none of your traits or habits or other coping mechanisms are permanent, right?
You know the science doesn't even support the concept of 'personality'... RIGHT?
If you only remember one thing from this piece of writing, let it be this:
Just because you don't currently know how to do it, doesn't mean it can't be done.
It can all be done, and if you want 1-1 support to do it, apply for coaching with me via
Forever in your corner,
Sarah :) xoxo
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One of the most common things people say to me on a discovery call is 'I don't know.'


'I just don't know why I keep doing that!' 

'I don't know why I feel like this!?' 

'I don't know why it bothered me so much!'

'I don't know why I haven't done it yet!'


So I thought I'd post a freebie.. 😉

A free boot in the butt for anyone out there that needs it, but doesn't have a coach in their corner as yet.


So here it is. 

  1. You do know.
  2. Stop instructing your brain not to release the information.

You have to be very careful what you say, because you are listening. Telling yourself over and over again that you don't know, or that you're unsure, or that you're not ready, or that you can't, is all just self-hypnosis.

You repeat something enough times you'll start to believe it, which you've proven with the 'I don't know' script.


Isn't it curious that we don't generally apply this diligence and tenacity to installing new scripts like 'I could definitely do that' or 'it's safe to ask for support' or 'money is easy to come by'...?


Imagine what you could install if you used all the elevated emotion and conviction that you apply to 'I don't know', to create a belief you would actually benefit from...


And more importantly, how much damage do you think it's doing to have beliefs and models of reality running in the background that you're either unaware of (because they were programmed in childhood) or debilitated by (because they've primed your nervous system to react to and repel everything you're trying to call in - like money, opportunities or more visibility for your business)...?


Not a lot of point spending all day hustlin' n grindin' to 'put yourself out there' if you're self sabotaging all the time with procrastination, confusion and overwhelm because your system has a link between visibility and danger...


If it feels like it might be time for a software upgrade, drop me a message. 

You might be able to keep hitting 'remind me tomorrow' on your laptop updates, but people don't have infinite tomorrows.


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